Required Reading Before Attending a Patrolling Class
In a recent class, we were fortunate to have two very professional former USMC small-unit leaders who contributed a great deal to the course, by sharing the relevant portions of their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the AAR portion of the class, one of these gentlemen, a former 0302 (Infantry Officer), O-3 type (Captain), pointed out to other students that, prior to attending this class, they should have read three very relevant articles from this blog. I am now making them required reading prior to attending this class.
Tactical Intelligence Collection, including a description of terrain analysis
An Introduction to Battle Drills